Mastering Golf's Mental Game: Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores

Mastering Golf's Mental Game: Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores

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To be a golfer is to tinker-with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don't give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup, and his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course.
You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf's Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-listen for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494556228
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Michael T. Lardon is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and a consulting psychiatrist to the United States Olympic teams at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Matthew Rudy has coauthored several books about golf, including Unconscious Putting and The Art of the Short Game.

A classically trained actor, director, and teacher with many regional Shakespeare plays to his credit, Danny Campbell has narrated over 150 titles and directed at least that many. He is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner and was named one of AudioFile's Best of the Year 2017.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Phil Mickelson xi

Introduction 1

1 The Anatomy of Performance 11

2 Attitude 26

3 Motivation 54

4 Control 72

5 Optimization 96

6 Concentration 118

7 Mental Plan 139

8 Building the Pre-Shot Pyramid 157

9 The Mental Scorecard System 178

Afterword 201

Acknowledgments 205

Reading List 209

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